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University of Iowa makes history by adding LGBT identity questions to admissions form


University of Iowa becomes the first public institution and the second, and largest, U.S. institution of higher education to ask students demographic questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in college admissions

imageCampus Pride, the nation’s leading educational organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, is praising the decision today by administrators at the University of Iowa in Iowa City for including optional questions about students’ sexual orientation and gender identity in their college admission application.

The University of Iowa, a public institution of higher education founded in 1847, becomes the first public institution and the second U.S. college or university to add LGBT-specific demographic questions to its college admission form. The school follows Elmhurst College, a private four-year liberal arts college, which made history in August 2011 as the first U.S. institution of higher education to ask such demographic questions on their admission form. Elmhurst’s and Iowa’s decisions reflect a conscious choice by administrators at the schools to actively exercise responsibility for retention and academic success of LGBT students.

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    Wait. Is this new or old? Because I thought most of the law school apps I had to fill out asked about sexual orientation...
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    *cough U of M *cough *cough
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    I love my school.
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